From mastering haircuts to owning and operating your own salon, Gwinnett Tech’s Barbering program offers a sequence of courses that equip students with essential skills to thrive in the personal grooming industry.

In the Gwinnett Tech Barbering program, you’ll receive specialized training in safety, sanitation, hair treatments and manipulations, cutting techniques, skincare, customer service, sales, and management.


Gwinnett Tech’s barbering program delivers comprehensive training in the art of hairstyling, covering a variety of cutting and grooming techniques suitable for all individuals. This program teaches the skills necessary to excel in the hairdressing field. The curriculum includes a broad spectrum of services, such as cutting, styling, and grooming, to ensure graduates can meet the wide-ranging needs of their clients. Furthermore, the program promotes inclusivity and respect for everyone, fostering a gender-neutral and welcoming atmosphere in any haircare setting.

What are my program options?

*Applicants for the Barbering for Cosmetologists (BF21) MUST hold a valid Georgia Master Cosmetologist license, which must be presented with the application.

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Take the first step towards a career in Barbering and apply for next semester! Find important dates and deadlines to get you started. If you’re looking for financial support for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

Our Barbering and Cosmetology advisory board ensures you receive an up-to-date, industry-relevant curriculum for today’s in-demand careers.

**Due to the demand and popularity of Cosmetology & Barbering Programs at Gwinnett Technical College, new students must contact Ms. Williams,, immediately after applying to the college to complete a program advisement form. Admission to Gwinnett Technical College does not guarantee immediate placement into these programs.

Can I work while I learn?

Gwinnett Tech’s barbering program offers hands-on experience in our student salon, where you can work with real clients while learning to build your own client base.

What career options will I have?

  • Barber
  • Barbershop Owner
  • Hair and Styling Educator
  • Product Developer or Brand Ambassador

What is the difference between a Master Barber and a Master Cosmetologist?

A Master Barber specializes in hair services, including cuts, shaves, styling, chemical services, and treatments, while catering to diverse clients. Master Cosmetologists are beauty-focused professionals who can offer a range of services, including skincare and nail treatments, extending beyond just hair styles, chemical services, and treatments.

How much will it cost?

Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $107 per credit hour + fees. There are excellent opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with the HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, HOPE Career Grants, and more!

Gwinnett Tech Barbershop

Need a haircut? Styling? Skin Care Services? Our salon is open for walk-ins or by appointment. Learn more about the services we offer.